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Old 07-05-2008, 18:04   #31
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Sullivan, I thought you were still further north!?

We moved the boat up from North Carolina to the Chesapeake Yatch club in September of last year. Great place by the way.

Were in VA?

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Old 07-05-2008, 20:16   #32
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It is okay to let the prop spin on the saildrive. Other than a little extra wear on the moving parts due to the extra "running" time it does not cause problems. For a one time only trip I put a fixed prop on and let it spin. It did start to get a bit loud above 7 knots and when we where in the teens you really knew it was there. I was worried that if I put it in gear it would turn my small (17hp) engine over at the higher speeds. I do remember I got 7 knots at WOT (2700) and 6 at cruising rpm (2000) with that fixed prop.

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